AndroLib, a Web site that keeps tabs on the Android Marketplace, is reporting that Google’s OS saw 9,308 new applications launched in March. That’s just short of double the 5,532 new apps added to the Marketplace in February.
The Web site puts the total number of app in the Android Marketplace at approximately 42,000 downloadable apps. That’s 100,000 shy of the App Store’s 140,000 downloadable applications. Nevertheless, the 42,000 number shows nearly exponential growth from Android developers. In June of 2008, AndroLib put available Android apps at just 6,000.
According to AndroLib.com, 59.6 percent of Android applications are available for free. In comparison, 27 percent of iPhone applications at the App Store are free.